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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration of Mike Patton and Anthony Pateras.
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  • Record Label: Ipecac
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Modern Composition
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  1. Kerrang!
    Jan 8, 2015
    80
    This is a wholly disturbing listen. [6 Dec 2014, p.54]
  2. Dec 15, 2014
    80
    At its best Tētēma is just as intelligent and compelling as Patton's collaborations with John Zorn; hopefully Patton and Pateras will have more dangerous visions for us all in the future (if there is one).
  3. 70
    Recorded in sessions at a French convent and a San Francisco studio and featuring analogue electronics alongside strings, brass and woodwind, Geocidal is monolithic.
  4. Alternative Press
    Dec 15, 2014
    70
    This album takes time to settle into, but once you are acclimated, it will leave you tingling. [Jan 2015, p.94]
  5. Dec 15, 2014
    70
    Geocidal is a fascinating listen purely for the fact that it acknowledges no boundaries: musical, geographical or otherwise. You may not love it; you may not even like it; but you'll pay rapt attention regardless. What it lacks in immediacy, the duo's debut album makes up for in sheer spirit.
  6. The Wire
    Dec 16, 2014
    50
    The mish-mash of styles wouldn't be an issue if it sounded like Pateras and Patton were surrendering to something other than themselves, but what comes across instead is a desire to demonstrate mastery. [Jan 2015, p.70]
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